1. Provides appropriate patient/guest care for respiratory therapy patients per department standards.
a. Provides appropriate respiratory therapy treatments with protocols including: oxygen therapy, nebulizer treatments, intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments, chest physiotherapy, ventilator management, incentive spirometry, or Sputum induction.
b. Provides appropriate cardio-pulmonary diagnostics with protocols including: electrocardiograms, cardiac stress testing, Lexiscan (cardiolite), dypridimal (persantine), dobutimine, stress echocardiogram, tilt test, holter scanning, pulmonary function testing, arterial blood sampling and analysis, bronchoscopy assistance, electroencephalograms, home sleep studies, and home nocturnal oximetry’s as required.
2. Documents the patient record per departmental standards.
a. Documents the treatment, vital signs pre & post treatment, response to therapy, any side effects, and patient/family teaching.
b. Reviews physician order, review of patient chart including appropriate lab work, diagnostics, consultations, and nursing assessment/notes.
c. Completes billing in a timely manner, usually within 24 hrs of service.
d. Documents reporting of critical values in Meditech ABG report indicating to whom and at what time within 30 minutes.
3. Provides appropriate teaching or mentoring to patients, students or other ancillary professionals.
a. Educate each patient on the action of their pulmonary medications, common side effects, and the reason for taking them. Explain pulmonary diseases when patients inquire.
b. Communicates with nursing staff the RT evaluation of patients, what may be appropriate respiratory care, and any concerns or instruction for patient safety.
c. Communicate with other Respiratory Therapists when transferring care all necessary information for continuity of care and patient safety.
d. Assist in the teaching of students. Share knowledge and insight to improve patient care and/or satisfaction.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent (Associate’s Degree preferred) with at least two (2) years of relevant experience
Requires current, unrestricted, Colorado licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
CRT Required. RRT within 2 years. Current BLS. NRP and ACLS preferred.
Internal Number: 6
About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?